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Luxury discovers ‘dochakuka’ (土着化). #DGMontenapoleone: Dolce & Gabbana’s Via Monte Napoleone one-of-a-kind boutique.  Domenico Dolce &  Stefano Gabbana’s endeavor stems from an idealistic desire to instill a dose of cultural virtues to each single store thanks to “a new formula where emotion, dialog, diversity and cultural exchange come together in spaces that are stages, not shops, where experience and storytelling are the protagonists.
Jimmy Choo opens the first Men’s boutique which marks the first retail presence in Italy for the Jimmy Choo men’s collection, links the new men’s store to the Via Sant’Andrea renovated women’s boutique, and unveils the Women’s exclusive Made-to-Order service and a one-of-a-kind Bridal collection VIP room.
LASA, Kiton’s oldest and finest one-of-a-kind suit model.

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Published: Nov-15-2016
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KITON
Made to Measure Jacket Trunk Show


 
 


 

 

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film credits:
KITON. Made to Measure Jacket Trunk Show
director: Tom Dixon
starring: Kiton's Made To Measure Jackets
screenplay: Hanna Mayer
music: Robin Stine

 

 

one-of-a-kind Swishes
Luxury discovers ‘dochakuka’ (土着化).

“Global is Local, and Local is Global” is the  new mantra for luxury brands. In a globalised world where economy continues to merge in a single market, a problem that all luxury brands are forced to think about is how to run a global business that is also localized. The term “glocalization” first appeared in the late 1980s in Harvard Business Review articles, written by Japanese economists, and comes from the Japanese word “dochakuka”. The Japanese ideographs “do”, “chaku” and “ka” means respectively “land”, “arrive” and “process of” in English. Roland Robertson, who is credited with popularizing the term, describes glocalization as “the tempering effects of local conditions on global pressures” and that it means “the simultaneity – the co-presence – of both universalizing and particularizing tendencies.”   For an avalanche of reasons - the integration of global markets and the worldwide exchange of ideas, information, people and products - upscale brands are introducing the beginning of a new cultural era, where each boutique immerses itself in the modems of every country.

#DGMontenapoleone: Dolce & Gabbana’s Via Monte Napoleone one-of-a-kind boutique.

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Stefano Dolce & Domenico Gabbana
are on the way. “After several years in which we carefully analyzed our sales network and, more generally, the market, we felt the need to end the classic concept store approach,” said the Italian duo that landed in Via Monte Napoleone 4   in one of the most prestigious 19th century aristocratic palazzos of Milan formerly occupied by Ralph Lauren “Today’s customers are informed, highly connected and involved daily in real and virtual travels. They want more than just goods -- more than clothes and accessories -- and they long for experiences, elements of excellence, and a narrative. For this reason, we decided to consider our new stores as places of dialogue between our aesthetic and the local cultures. It has been a long, very rewarding and enriching project. This change in strategy and vision ushers in a new evolution for Dolce & Gabbana.”  The “TWO” tapped  Gwenael Nicolas’s Curiosity to create the interior design for the store featuring an impressive 1,600 sqm. of retail space set across four floors. “The new Milan boutique was designed to connect the different personalities and spirit of Dolce&Gabbana, from past to future,” said  the Tokyo-based Frenchman founder of the Curiosity Architectural Studio - “The space represents a dialog between two worlds: the energy of the Baroque and the clarity of Modernism. Much like what happens in a modern art gallery, the soft yet extraordinary mood of the ambiance reawakens a sense of discovery and renewed curiosity.

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Jimmy Choo's Twins

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Jimmy Choo
opens the first Men’s boutique which marks the first retail presence in Italy for the Jimmy Choo men’s collection, links the new men’s store to the Via Sant’Andrea renovated women’s boutique  and unveils the Women’s exclusive Made-to-Order service and a one-of-a-kind  Bridal collection VIP room.  The Men’s and Women’s stores feature separate entrances but are connected internally by a corridor. “Milan is a key location for us within Europe with a strong men’s customer base. This year marks the brand’s 20th anniversary, and the opening of the first Men’s store in Italy plays an important role in serving the city’s dynamic clientele. With our Men’s and Women’s stores sitting side by side we are able to cater to a wider audience whilst telling the full brand story.” said Pierre Denis, CEO.
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LASA, Kiton’s oldest and finest one-of-a-kind suit model
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“Kiton produces only a few of these suits a year, made from start to finish by a single tailor who devotes 40 hours to each individual garment. The LASA model follows the shape of the body so closely that it seems sewn on. This is even more apparent in the sleeves, tapered at the forearms, making the jacket as soft as a shirt. When worn, the suit never feels tight, but extremely light, almost intangible. These qualities all derive from its inner ultra-fine linen canvas; plus, the unpadded shoulders and the tailor’s skilful hand-stitching; the only padding is on the uppermost part of the sleeves to give the necessary support. The wrinkles around the arm are characteristic of Neapolitan sleeves, which are prepared and sewn by hand.
Each stage of the production of a LASA garment is unique and meticulously undertaken: especially the modeling, ironing and sewing at the neck make this garment one-of-a-kind... last but not least, the tailor does not cut a pattern for the suit but designs it with chalk directly on the fabric, based on the specified measurements and of course, shapes it by ironing at every stage. In other words, nothing is left to chance in this suit’s creation.”


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